The 2018 American Mock World Health Organization International Conference brought together students to gain hands-on experience making public health policy at this weekend’s fifth annual conference, held in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
AMWHO provides student participants the chance to effect real change by collaborating to produce resolutions for public health issues. These resolutions are sent to the World Health Organizationin Geneva, Switzerland to receive comments.
Pooja Joshi, executive co-director of AMWHO International Conference who helped organize and run this year’s conference, said she was excited for the participants and wanted them to leave proud of what they produced.
“Delegates are really enjoying everything that's going on today," Joshi said. "So it feels like it’s finally all worth it to see them engaging in the theme and the policy they're coming up with."
This year’s theme was global health innovations.